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Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at robert@getliberty.org. He grew up in a suburban Long Island township. He studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University with the Class of 2008. In his free time, he composes music on piano, paints oil on canvas, and writes fiction.

Robert lives in Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano
05.16.2022

With inflation still above 8 percent, why aren’t interest rates rising more?

By Robert Romano Ever since inflation first rose above 5 percent in June 2021, the Federal Reserve has kept its policy rate far below that of the inflation rate , even as it reached more than 8 percent the last two months, in order to keep a more accommodative policy stance coming out of the brief 2020 Covid recession. Even now, with […]

05.13.2022

Biden promises to boost U.S. wheat production to combat loss of Ukrainian, Russian wheat exports, but production here is down 15 percent since 2019

By Robert Romano President Joe Biden is promising to boost U.S. production of wheat to offset the loss of Ukrainian and Russian exports from the Black Sea thanks to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that has shut down the ports there, stating at a farm in Illinois on May 11 that he would extend crop insurance for […]

05.11.2022

Inflation up another 8.3 percent in April as Biden economy teeters on the edge. Has the recession already begun?

By Robert Romano Consumer inflation increased another 8.3 percent annualized in April, according to the latest data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) , amid increases in prices for housing, food, airline tickets and new vehicles. And it is crushing wages, with BLS reporting a 2.6 percent drop in real average hourly earnings , thanks to the inflation. Inflation has now been north of 5 percent since June 2021 , in what is […]

05.10.2022

The U.S. economy lost 353,000 jobs in the household survey last month. Is Biden better off if the recession happens now?

By Robert Romano The U.S. economy shed 353,000 jobs in April in the household survey compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This came a month after the first quarter ended with the economy contracting 1.4 percent on an inflation adjusted basis, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) . If it contracts again in the second quarter, that will be a […]

05.05.2022

DHS’ Mayorkas tells Sen. Rand Paul that the Disinformation Governance Board is ‘not the truth police’, but his own website says DHS ‘rout[es] disinformation concerns to… social media’

By Robert Romano “Allow me to share when we become involved in the Department of Homeland Security. We become involved when disinformation poses a threat to the security of our country. It is when there is a connectivity to a threat to our country.” That was Homeland […]

05.04.2022

Has the Fed already lost the war on inflation?

By Robert Romano The Federal Reserve on May 4 has increased its key interest rate, the Federal Funds Rate, from 0.25 to 0.5 percent, to 0.75 percent to 1 percent , a half a percentage point, and the highest rate hike since the year 2000. “With appropriate firming in the stance of monetary […]

05.04.2022

Congressional Republicans strike back against censorship by DHS disinformation board

By Robert Romano Companion pieces of legislation by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) would defund the Department of Homeland Security’s newly formed Disinformation Governance Board that was announced on April 27 by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to target what the […]

05.02.2022

Trump’s Truth Social platform could help propel GOP to majorities in the 2022 midterms and beyond

By Robert Romano No risk, no reward. That’s the lesson official Washington, D.C. should now be learning from former President Donald Trump’s foray into running a social media company, TruthSocial.com , which is currently running a successful public beta that Apple customers can download in the App Store. […]

05.02.2022

Congress authorized DHS and CISA’s Disinformation Governance Board activities—in 2018

By Robert Romano In 2018, Congress unanimously passed legislation, H.R. 3359 , that authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to disseminate information to the private sector including Big Tech social media companies in a bid to combat disinformation by potential foreign […]

04.28.2022

Is Biden’s already recession here? U.S. economy contracts 1.4 percent in first quarter amid crushing inflation.

By Robert Romano Well, that didn’t take long. It has only been a month since the spread between 10-year treasuries and 2-year treasuries — a reliable recession indicator that has predicted almost every recession in modern economic history — inverted on March 31. Now, here we are, and the first quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) […]

04.27.2022

Apple and Google Play threaten to remove Elon Musk’s Twitter from your phones if free speech is allowed on the platform

By Robert Romano “I am told this morning that Apple and Google will remove Twitter from the App Store if it does not moderate and remove hate speech under @ElonMusk. This isn’t a new policy, but a commitment already made. Amazon Web Services has the same commitment. […]

04.25.2022

After buying Twitter, can Elon Musk save free speech?

By Robert Romano “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.” That was Elon Musk, the new 100 percent owner of Twitter, Inc., declaring that the social media platform will now be a free speech platform , essentially for all of humanity. […]

04.21.2022

Yes, Dr. Fauci. Federal courts have judicial review over CDC regulations—and every other law and regulation in America.

By Robert Romano “We are concerned about … the courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally a public health decision… This is a CDC issue, should not have been a court issue… It was perfectly logical.” That was Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) on CNN+ , contending that “public health decisions” made by […]

04.20.2022

Report: Maine, New Mexico, Nebraska and North Carolina take bold steps to end civil asset forfeiture’s deprivation of property rights

By Robert Romano Every year the federal, state and local governments seize about $3 billion of property via a process known as civil asset forfeiture , a perverse incentive for law enforcement officials to engage in searches in the hopes of finding something valuable to seize, knowing that that it most likely will not be challenged and recovered. Now, many states are taking action to finally end […]

04.18.2022

Mortgage rates shoot up to 5 percent amid high inflation. So, how long will high inflation last?

By Robert Romano 30-year mortgage interest rates shot up to 5 percent on April 14 according to the latest data complied by Freddie Mac, as banks adjust to the new normal of high inflation after 8.5 percent consumer inflation and 11.2 percent producer inflation was reported in March by the Bureau of Labor Statistics the past 12 months. That was […]

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